Del Spencer’s purchases clothing evenly throughout the month. All purchases are on account. On the first of every month, Jana Spencer, Del’s wife, pays for all of the previous month’s purchases. Terms are 2/10, n/30 (i.e., a 2 percent discount can be taken if the bill is paid within 10 days; otherwise, the entire amount is due within 30 days).
The forecast purchases for the months of May through September are as follows:
May .......... $30,000
June .......... 27,500
July .......... 22,500
August .......... 28,000
September ...... 41,500
1. Prepare a cash disbursements schedule for the months of August and September. (Round all cash amounts to the nearest dollar.)
2. Now, suppose that Del wants to see what difference it would make to have someone pay for any purchases that have been made three times per month, on the 1st, the 11th, and the 21st. Prepare a cash disbursements schedule for the months of July and August assuming this new payment schedule. (Round all cash amounts to the nearest dollar.)
3. Suppose that Jana (who works full-time as a school teacher and is the mother of two small children) does not have time to make payments on two extra days per month and that a temporary employee is hired on the 11th and 21st at $20 per hour, for four hours each of those two days. Is this a good decision? Explain.